Food is the Forgotten Medicine (c)
Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric, and is also found in limited amounts in Ginger. It is a potent anti-inflammatory and cancer preventative molecule, and similar to Fish Oil it seems to be an effective metabolic syndrome band-aid. Black Pepper greatly enhances absorption. — examine.com
Turmeric has hit the headlines as a power spice recently for it’s reported immune boosting properties…it’s another example of us in the West cottoning onto something that actually finds it’s roots in ancient healing and medicine, specifically Siddha Medicine.
Turmeric has many health benefits including acting as a detoxer of the liver and helping maintain a healthy digestive system.
Here’s a warming winter recipe for you to try, it tastes pleasant, I think you’ll like it…
Glorious Golden Milk
X 2 cups of raw (unpasteurised) cows milk ideally or use unsweetened almond milk
x 1 tsp coconut oil
X 1 tsp ground turmeric
X 1 tsp cinnamon
A pinch of nutmeg & black pepper (*don’t forget the black pepper at it greatly increases the biovailability of curcumin!)
X 1 tsp maple syrup (omit if cutting sugar)
Heat the milk gently in a saucepan and whisk in the dry ingredients, warm through for a few minutes…enjoy on it’s own on a rainy afternoon or as a pre bedtime treat with a piece of high quality dark chocolate!